Mount Ellinor & Mount Washington


Basic Alpine Climb - Mount Ellinor (winter)

Fun easy pace climb to start the new year.

  • Technical 3, Strenuous 3, Basic Alpine Climb, Basic Rock Climb, Intermediate Ice Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 5,944 ft
  • Pace: 2.0 mph Just over 1,000 ft/hr


We will meet at the lower car park at 7:00 am check  everyone's gear and be on the trail at 7:30am.  


This trip will be a fun conditioning trip, with a pace of around 2 mph. As it is a conditioning trip, we will see how the team goes and if we need to change the pace as we go, then we will.    

Trip reports from last week said the trail was easy to find, but snowshoes where a must, as lots of deep fresh snow. Leaders with have maps downloaded if the trail is not easy to find, but it's a good idea to have a look yourself before the trip and have your own navigation. Conditioning hikes can be a great time to refresh all skills including navigation.  Please plan to bring snowshoes, I will keep an eye on the conditions and trip reports and let you know if that changes the night before.

Ice axes, helmets and the 10 essentials are a must.  If you have any questions about how to use an ice axe, please let me know in your request to join email. 


Mount Ellinor & Mount Washington

  • USGS Mt Skokomish

    USGS Mt Washington

    Green Trails Olympic Mountains East No. 168S

    Custom Correct Mount Skokomish - Lake Cushman
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Ice Axe
  • Helmet 
  • Snowshoes
  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Chock pick (nut tool)
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
Trip Reports